Steps to Backing up Your Google Chrome Bookmarks

Google Chrome Bookmarks

Chrome Bookmarks are the bread and butter of your little slice of the Internet. These are saved links of your favorite, go-to, or just important pieces of the Internet you would want to visit more often than not.

The good news is that Google’s Chrome browser and its variants such as the New Microsoft Edge, Vivaldi, and Opera make it easy to backup and restore your bookmarks.

How to Back Up Your Chrome Bookmarks

To back up your bookmarks in the Google browser, click the Chrome menu icon at the top-right corner of your browser window and then go to Bookmarks > Bookmark Manager. The other option is by pressing Ctrl+Shift+O on your keyboard.

From the Bookmarks Manager, click the menu icon on the top right and then select “Export Bookmarks“.

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From the resulting Save As dialog, select the place you would like to save the HTML file which is the format Chrome saves bookmarks in.

How to Restore Your Browser Bookmarks

Google’s web browser imports your exported bookmarks back into the browser using two separate options which basically end up doing the same thing

. You can either follow the steps above describing the process for backing up your exported bookmarks up to where you have to select “Export Bookmarks” but instead you will select “Import Bookmarks“,

There is a shorter path that can be accessed by going to Bookmarks > Import Bookmarks and Settings.

From the resulting Tool dialog, from the drop-down menu, choose “Bookmarks HTML File” and then click “Choose File“. From the file explorer that opens, navigate and select the HTML file you previously exported and then click “Open“.

Toggle on “Show Bookmarks Bar” if you want your bookmarks to be shown in the bookmark bar then click “Done“.

That’s a Wrap

You are now able to backup and restore your bookmarks when you need to at your own convenience.